Headlines for Wednesday, August 29, 2007

  • Horse Tests Positive; New South Wales Locked Down

    The chances of the New South Wales lockdown being lifted at the end of the coming weekend took a dramatic turn for the worse when a Thoroughbred in training returned a positive for equine influenza Aug. 30.

  • Gold Coyote looks to continue his winning ways in the Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Futurity.

    Gold Coyote Looks for Fourth Straight Victory

    The racing career of Gold Coyote could not have started any more impressively. On Sept. 1, he'll get his sternet test when he headlines a field of eight in the $200,000 Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Futurity (gr. III) for a group of promising 2-year-olds.

  • Calvin Borel

    Borel Leaves the Spa But Says He'd Love to Return

    Trying to catch Calvin Borel for an interview during his last day of racing at Saratoga was like attempting to pin down a darting dragonfly, and the Cajun jockey looked the part in Bill Farish's brilliant green and yellow silks as he scurried back to the private courtyard behind the jockeys' room before the fourth race of the day.

  • Strength in a Regional Market

    The Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale that concluded Tuesday with 14.8% and 12.7% increases in average and median prices, respectively, benefited from demand for Louisiana-breds.

  • Porter Starts New Partnership, Turf Club USA

    Rick Porter, whose Hard Spun won the Aug. 25 King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I), is launching a new partnership venture named Turf Club USA. Porter, who races as Fox Hill Farm, has also campaigned grade I winners Jostle and Round Pond.

  • RTCA Loses Bid for Kentucky Property

    Members of the Georgetown, Ky., City Council voted 7-0 Aug. 27 to sell 20 acres of the former Bradshaw farm property to Tracy Hilander instead of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

  • Half Ours

    Record-Priced Half Ours to Taylor Made

    Half Ours, a record-priced purchase and grade II winner, has been retired from racing to stand in 2008 alongside his sire, Unbridled's Song, at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Stallions near Nicholasville, Ky.

  • Rags to Riches

    Rags to Riches' Temperature Back to Normal

    Trainer Todd Pletcher reported this morning that Rags to Riches, the first filly to win the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in 102 years, has had her temperature drop to normal levels and will likely head back to the track Aug. 30.

  • Seminars to Focus on Fraud and Tax Issues

    A series of owners' seminars focusing on fraud and tax issues in the Thoroughbred industry is scheduled for Sept. 12 in Lexington, and will be hosted by a group of attorneys that include those involved in the high-profile James McIngvale lawsuit.

  • bay f; Rainmaker - Namora; brought $77,000 at the Texas Summer Yearlings Sale.

    Big Sale Score for Small Owner

    Oklahoman Judy Curry netted a major windfall for herself and partners with a filly she bought for $2,500 brought $77,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Texas Summer Yearlings sale.

  • Isolated EIA Case in New Mexico

    A group of about 100 horses at Ruidoso Downs Race Track in New Mexico has been tested for Equine Infectious Anemia by the New Mexico state veterinarian's office after a horse stabled near the track's barn area tested positive for the virus last week.

  • Reminder for Reports of Mares Bred

    The Jockey Club encourages stallion owners and managers who have not already done so to submit their reports of mares bred as soon as possible to avoid delays in receiving their service certificates for the 2007 breeding season.